Senate to vote Tuesday on HHS nominee Rep. Tom Price

The Senate Finance Committee is poised to vote Tuesday on the candidacy of Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Ga., for the position of secretary of HHS.

Rep. Price faced two hearings to vet his nomination, the first in the Senate health committee and the second in the Senate finance committee. At both hearings, Democrats grilled Rep. Price on his potential conflicts of interest in the stock market, as well as his views on drug prices, ACA replacement plans and Medicare and Medicaid. Republicans upheld Rep. Price's qualifications and called the attacks on his ethics merely partisan politics.

Despite concerns from Democrats, The New York Times Washington correspondent Robert Pear wrote last week that Rep. Price is likely to be confirmed because he has strong support from Republicans who hold a majority in the Senate.

The session will be live-streamed at 10:00 a.m. ET here.


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